Climate Change Solution: Obey the Science

Bill McKibben, founder of, which aims to refocus the climate debate on science.

Nov 25, 2009
Outside Magazine
Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben    Photo: courtesy of Nancie Battaglia

With more than 350 ppm, the planet doesn't work right. We're already at 390. Any outcome in Copenhagen will be judged on whether it gets us back to a place where the planet does work. In the end, it's a negotiation among human beings, on one hand, and physics and chemistry on the other. And physics and chemistry don't negotiate very well.

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